Radical Art Movements
This project expanded my thoughts on graffiti and street art after extensive research on the subject. I learned that street art has a lot more meaning than just putting your name up on a street corner and I also learned that there's respect among the community. People won't usually paint over other artist's works because they have respect for the piece and the first come first serve rule. After doing this project, I went to Seattle and I found myself subconsciously looking for good spots to throw up tags or pieces and also seeing places where the city had painted over them which I don't think is necessary. I feel like street art and graffiti have a negative vibe and for some reason are linked to crime a lot of the time. I think this is mostly why the city paints over throw ups and tags even though I think a throw up can liven up any space. I never really thought about a tag being art either but after this project, I appreciate how you need to develop your tag over time and you can't really just make one up on the spot. You have to take time to think about an alias and also to come up with a tag that you can write in one swift motion that also looks clean. I have a lot more respect for street artists because they face a lot more/different challenges than other kinds of artists. I made a throw up with the alias "Kilo" because that's the word for K in the NATO phonetic alphabet and it is also the first letter of my name. This art would probably be considered as a piece rather than a throw up since it is complex and has many colors.
Design Your Own Art Project
In this project, we had to design our own art project in any style we choose. I chose to do a freehand drawing of a scene of different characters that I came up with. I wanted to do this because I want to get better at drawing in general and I want to develop my style more. First, I drew this picture on a piece of paper and then scanned it into Photoshop. Next, I used a projector to project the drawing onto a ceiling tile from Roxy's room and traced it onto the tile using sharpie. I really enjoyed being able to be creative with this project and draw whatever I wanted. I think it came out well but if I had more time, I would have filled up more space on the canvas.